Last Updated: 06 May 2022
This Policy applies to personal data we may collect from you, or that you provide to us, through or in connection the game Eternal Threads (“Game”). This Policy also applies for our websites where we make this Policy available, including https://eternalthreadsgame.com/ (the "Website"). Our Game and Website are together the “Services”. Please read the Policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data. This Policy sets out the basis on which personal data will be processed by us, pursuant to the Services, and describes how we use, disclose and otherwise process this personal data, and explains the rights you have regarding your personal data processed by us. If you are a California resident, please be sure to review Section 12 below for important information about our privacy practices and your rights under California privacy laws.
1. How We Collect And Use Your Personal Data
We collect personal data directly from players and other users (collectively, “Users”) of our Services, automatically related to the use of the Services, and in some cases, from third parties (such as operators of certain third-party services that we use). The information we collect about Users varies depending upon the circumstances, such as the Services used.
Information We Collect from You. Generally, we collect your personal information on a voluntary basis. However, if you decline to provide certain personal information that is marked mandatory, you may not be able to access certain Services or we may be unable to provide our Services or fully respond to your inquiry. In general, we may collect the following personal information from you:
· Registration and profile information: To access and use certain Services (e.g., to register a game, download or use a mobile application, access subscription-based Services, create an account) you may be required to register with us, by providing us with certain required information, which is identified on the registration page. Depending upon the Services you use, this may include your name, a username and password, as well as country of residence, email, and contact information; certain Services will not be available if you decline to provide required information. We may also ask you or allow you to submit certain optional information, which may include your location, preferences, a photo or avatar, and other profile information.
· Purchases and payments information: If you make a purchase or sign up for certain subscription-based Services, you are required to provide your payment information, including name, billing and shipping address and details, payment type, as well as credit card number or other payment account details (e.g., PayPal). We work with third parties like payment processors and fulfillment partners to process these payments. These third parties may directly collect, receive, process or store credit card or debit card numbers, or other third-party payment account credentials (e.g., PayPal) from you in order to process your payment.
· Marketing, contests and promotions: Users can sign up online to receive direct marketing communications from us, including emails about game launches, developments, and upcoming releases. If you agree to receive direct marketing communications from us, we collect your email address, and we may also collect your name, preferences, and if relevant, information about your account and the Services and other games you use. We may also collect your name, age, email address, and other information related to contests, sweepstakes or other events or activities on our websites and social media channels.
· Support / enquiry information and other communications: When you email us, call us, or otherwise send us communications regarding the Services, we collect and maintain a record of your contact details, communications and our responses. We may also maintain records of the in-game communications and information that you post within the Services.
Information We Collect and Receive from Third Parties. We may collect and receive personal information about you from third parties, as explained below.
· Third-party and mobile platforms: You may be able to login through or connect certain third-party accounts (each a "Third-Party Account")—to your account with us, or to interact with us and others on game forums and communities on third-party platforms. These Third-Party Accounts and platforms are operated and managed by third parties and subject to their respective terms and conditions. When you access, play or use our Services through a third-party platform or website, or through your mobile device, we may collect or receive your UID, device ID app ID, IP address, MAC address, and other device identifiers, as well as username, registered email address, and other information you authorize to be shared.
· Third-party tools: We also may use third-party tools to help us manage and analyze our social media presence, and report on comments, mentions and other content that is posted about us on social media and other third party sites, platforms, public channels and forums. The information collection and sharing practices of these third parties are subject to their respective terms and conditions and privacy policies.
· Vendors and providers: We may engage vendors and work with other partners to provide services to us or to Users on our behalf (such as payment processors, digital storefronts, cloud hosting and services providers). In addition, we may receive usage and browsing data from ad networks, analytics providers and others who we work with to deliver, improve and measure our online advertising and marketing campaigns.
Information We Collect Automatically About Your Usage and Activities. We collect personal information about how you use the Services and interact with us and others, such as information we collect automatically (e.g., using cookies and pixel tags), as well as information we derive about you and your use of the Services. Such information includes:
· Usage, browsing and activity information: When you visit our Website, we collect log and analytical information, such as your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use. When you use our Game we may collection information about your game activities and device, including IP address, location information, country of install and language, device ID, manufacturer, and model. See Section 4 below for more information.
· ‘Events’ related to Game usage: When you use our Game we collect information, such as progress, achievement of a milestone and the occurrence of other particular events during your Game usage (such as Game installation/uninstallation, play session durations and choices/selections for different parts of the Game, interactions with Game content).
2. Purposes and Legal Bases for Processing Your Data
While the purposes for which we may process personal information will vary depending upon the circumstances, in general, we use personal information for the business and commercial purposes set forth in this section. In this section, we also explain the legal bases for which we process personal information about Users, as required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR"), UK Data Protection Act 2018 (“UK DPA”) and other similar laws.
Legal Bases for Processing. Pursuant to the GDPR, the UK DPA, and other similar laws, in general, we process your personal information for the following legal bases:
· To comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject: The personal information we collect may be processed in order to comply with the law and our legal obligations.
· For our legitimate business interests: We may process personal information in furtherance of our legitimate business interests in protecting, maintaining and improving the Services; developing new games, features and services; marketing and promoting our Services (including by profiling and marketing to Users); protecting our legal rights and interests; in support of mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and other business transactions; and to generally operate and improve our business.
· With your consent: We may process personal information about you based on your consent, for example (where required by law) to send you marketing communications, surveys, news, updates and other communications. In addition, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent to this Policy and our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. Users may be able to withdraw their consent at any time in accordance with applicable laws. For information on how revoke your consent, please see Section 6 below.
Purposes of Use and Processing. In general, we process your personal data for the following purposes:
· Providing our Services and related support: Including to operate our Services; to administer contests, programs and promotions; to communicate with Users about their access to and use of our Services; to respond to User inquiries; to fulfil User orders and requests; to process payments; to provide troubleshooting and other technical support; and for other customer service and support purposes. (Legal basis: performance of our contract with you; and for our legitimate business interests)
· Analyzing and improving the Services and our business: Including to better understand how Users access and use our Services; to evaluate and improve the Services and our business operations; to develop new games, features, offerings and services; to conduct surveys and other evaluations; and for other research and analytical purposes. (Legal basis: our legitimate business interests)
· Personalizing the Services: Including to tailor content we send or display on our websites and other Services (e.g., for your geographic area); to offer personalized help and instructions; to tailor your gameplay experiences; and otherwise personalize your experiences with the Services. (Legal basis: our legitimate business interests)
· Advertising, marketing and promotional purposes: Including to send or display targeted marketing; to reach you with more relevant ads and to evaluate, measure and improve the effectiveness of our ad campaigns; to send you newsletters, offers or other information we think may interest you; to contact you about our Services or information we think may interest you; and to administer promotions and contests. Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent to use your personal information for marketing and related purposes. (Legal basis: our legitimate business interests and/or with your consent)
· Securing and protecting our business: Including to protect and secure our business operations, assets, Services, network and information and technology resources; to investigate, prevent, detect and take action regarding fraud, cheating, unauthorized access, situations involving potential threats to the rights or safety of any person or third party, or other unauthorized activities or misconduct (Legal basis: our legitimate business interests and/or compliance with laws)
· Defending our legal rights: Including to manage and respond to actual and potential legal disputes and claims, and to otherwise establish, defend or protect our rights or interests, including in the context of anticipated or actual litigation with Users or third parties. (Legal basis: our legitimate business interests and/or compliance with laws; in Brazil, this also includes the exercise of rights in judicial, administrative or arbitration proceedings in accordance with applicable laws)
· Auditing, reporting, corporate governance, and internal operations: Including relating to financial, tax and accounting audits; audits and assessments of our operations, privacy, security and financial controls, risk, and compliance with legal obligations; our general business, accounting, record keeping and legal functions; to maintain appropriate business records; to enforce company policies and procedures; and related to any actual or contemplated merger, acquisition, asset sale or transfer, financing, bankruptcy or restructuring of all or part of our business. (Legal basis: our legitimate business interests and/or compliance with laws)
· Complying with legal obligations: To comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; to respond to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request, whether formal or informal, from law enforcement or a governmental authority. (Legal basis: our legitimate business interests and/or compliance with laws)
3. Disclosure of Your Personal Data
We may share your personal data with third parties as set forth below:
· Affiliates and group members: We may disclose your personal data to a member of our corporate group in order to carry out the processing set forth in this Policy. For example. for purposes of assisting us to market our Services and games, conduct analytics, research and demographic studies, develop and improve the Services, and to help us improve and tailor the Services we provide. Our subsidiary or affiliate companies are subject to this Policy when they use your personal information. We may share your personal information with our parent company Sumo Group Limited and its subsidiaries (the “Sumo Group”), but we will not share your personal data with our ultimate parent, Tencent Holdings Ltd., a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK: 0700) and headquartered in China or any of Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s affiliates outside the Sumo Group.
· Suppliers, subcontractors, service providers: We may engage vendors, agents, service providers, and others to provide services to us or to Users on our behalf, such as support for the internal operations of our websites, online stores (including payment processors), products (such as our games) and services (e.g., forum operations, and technical support processing), as well as related offline product support services, data storage and other services. In providing their services, they may access, receive, maintain or otherwise process personal information on our behalf. Our contracts with these service providers do not permit use of your personal information for their own marketing and other purposes.
· Stores and platforms: We may also disclose your personal data, to the extent necessary, to game / application stores or platforms (such as the Apple App Store and Google Play Store) if that is reasonably necessary to the provision of the Services, for example, to fulfil an order you make (e.g. if needed to fulfil a mobile game DLC order) or in order to investigate or prevent fraud. Such platforms and stores may also process your information in order to provide you with cross-device access to your current position in the Game and your in-Game progression, for example.
· Advertising and analytics: We may engage third parties that provide advertising, campaign measurement, online and mobile analytics, and related services to us (with your consent, where required by applicable laws). They may use this information to help us better reach individuals with relevant ads and to measure and improve our ad campaigns, or to better understand how individuals interact with our Services. In addition, these third parties may combine the information collected from us and our Services with information collected about you from third-party sites, apps and services, in order to make inferences about you and your interests, to better tailor advertising and content to you across multiple sites, apps, and services, and to collect associated metrics.
· Where legally required: In addition, we may disclose your personal data to the extent that we are required to do so by law (which may include to government bodies and law enforcement agencies); in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention).
· Potential acquirers or investors: If we are involved in a potential or actual merger, acquisition, transfer, sale, bankruptcy or similar transaction, involving all or a portion of our business or assets, , your personal be disclosed as part of such transaction (including related to due diligence associated with such transaction, to the extent permitting by applicable data protection laws).
· Enforcement: We may also disclose your personal information to third parties in order to enforce or apply the terms of agreements, to investigate potential breaches, or to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our personnel or customers, or others.
· With Consent: We may also disclose your personal data to other affiliated or third parties where you have consented or requested that we do so.
4. Cookies, Analytics and Personalization
Log Files. We collect certain activity information from log files. Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile application to our servers when you access our Services. We record certain information from these log files, including web requests, IP address, browser type and version, language information, referring and exiting URLs, links clicked, pages viewed and other similar information.
Cookies. Are small files with a unique identifier that are transferred to your browser through our websites. They allow us to remember Users who are logged in, to understand how Users navigate through and use our Services, and to display personalized content and targeted ads (including on third-party sites and applications).
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and web beacons. These are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies that we use to track the online movements of Users of our Services and to personalize content. We also use these in our emails to let us know when they have been opened or forwarded, so we can gauge the effectiveness of our communications.
Anti-Cheat and fraud prevention. Providing a fair gameplay environment is important to us. We prohibit cheating, hacking, account stealing, and any other unauthorized or fraudulent activity when using our Services. In order to detect and prevent fraud and cheating, we may use anti-cheat and fraud prevention tools, applications, and other technologies. When you use our Services, such technologies may create a machine "fingerprint" or "hash" of your machine components, and collect information about you, including information about your browser, device, activities, game identifiers, and operating system.
Interests-based advertising. Our Game and other Services may include third party advertising. In some cases the advertising content may be tailored to your perceived interests by our advertising services vendor. This is in order that advertising can be served to you which may be more interesting to you. You can opt-out of such interest-based advertising , such as by utilising in-Game privacy settings or the cookie preferenc manager for our Websites.
Do-Not-Track signals. Please note that our websites do not recognize or respond to any signal which your browser might transmit through the so-called 'Do Not Track' feature your browser might have. If you wish to disable cookies on our Services, you should not rely on any 'Do Not Track' feature your browser might have.
5. Data Retention
We will only hold data about you for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the purpose for which that data was collected, or as otherwise described in this Policy. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
6. User Rights and Choices
We give Users several easy-to-use ways to access, amend and exercise their choices and rights regarding their personal information.
Subject to the conditions set out in the applicable law, Users may have the following rights regards our processing of their personal information:
· Right of access. If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your personal information and, if necessary, provide you with a copy of that personal information (along with certain other details).
· Right to correction (rectification). If the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to request to have it corrected. If you are entitled to have information corrected and if we have shared your personal information with others, we will let them know about the rectification where possible.
· Right to erasure. You can ask us to delete your personal information in some circumstances, such as where we no longer need it or if you withdraw your consent (where applicable). If you request that we delete your personal information, we may do so by deleting your account(s) with us. Brazilian Users may also request the anonymization, blocking or erasure of unnecessary or excessive personal information, or personal information processed in violation of the LGPD.
· Right to restrict (block) processing. You can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances, such as where you contest the accuracy of that personal information or you object to our use or stated legal basis.
· Right to data portability. You have the right, in certain circumstances, to receive a copy of personal information we have obtained from you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to reuse it elsewhere or to ask us to transfer this to a third party of your choice.
· Right to object. Where our processing is on the basis of our legitimate interests (other than marketing purposes), we must stop such processing unless we have compelling legitimate grounds that override your interest or where we need to process it for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. Where we are relying on our legitimate interests (other than marketing), we believe that we have a compelling interest in such processing, but we will individually review each request and related circumstances.
· Right to object to marketing. You can ask us to stop processing your personal information to the extent we do so on the basis of our legitimate interests for marketing purposes. If you do so, we will stop such processing for our marketing purposes.
· Right not to be subject to automated decision-making. You have the right not to be subject to a decision when it is based on automatic processing if it produces a legal effect or similarly significantly affects you, unless it is necessary for entering into or performing a contract between us. Secret Mode does not engage in automated decision-making. Brazilian Users may also request the revision of any decision made solely on the basis of automatic processing, to the extent such decision affects your interests and applies to our Services.
· Right to withdraw your consent. In the event your personal information is processed on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. Brazilian Users also have the right to be informed about the consequences of denying or withdrawing consent.
· Right to lodge a complaint. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes the law.
Please note that some of these rights may be limited, such as where we have an overriding interest or legal obligation to continue to process the data. Please contact us using the information set out above, in Section 13. Contact Details, if you wish to exercise any of your rights or if you have any enquiries or complaints regarding the processing of your personal information by us.
Submitting a Privacy Request. Privacy requests should be directed to our privacy team as set forth below. Please keep in mind that certain Services will not be available if you withdraw your consent, or otherwise delete or object to our processing of certain personal information. We will respond to your request in accordance with applicable law, and we will inform you if we do not intend to comply with your request.
Additional Information for Users for California Residents. In Section 11 , we provide additional information as required under California privacy laws. Users in California, should review this section for more information regarding their rights under these respective laws.
We have implemented technical and organisational to safeguard the personal information we collect and process about Users. However, no website, online service, or internet transmission is completely secure. Thus, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe, such as choosing a strong password and keeping it private, enabling multifactor authentication (where available), as well as logging out of your User account, and closing your web browser when finished using the Services.
8. International Data Transfers
We have servers, operations and service providers in the European Union, the United States and other jurisdictions; some of these jurisdictions (including the United States) may not provide equivalent data protection laws as your home jurisdiction. We will take steps to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it, including through appropriate written data processing terms and/or data transfer agreements where necessary. Such appropriate safeguards may include standard data protection clauses adopted by a data protection regulator and approved by the European Commission, such as the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses, or other appropriate measures.
If you would like to find out more about these safeguards or if you have any other queries or comments in relation to this Policy, please let us know by emailing us at as set forth in the Contact Us section below.
We do not use the Services to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com. We will delete such information within a reasonable time.
10. Third Party Links
If you follow a link from the Service to any third party websites, you should be aware that those websites may have their own privacy policies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for those websites. Please check the policies of any third party websites before submitting any personal data to those websites.
We may make changes to this Policy in the future, which will be posted on this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes. Where appropriate we may notify you of changes, such as by email.
12. Contact Us
You may contact us regarding this Policy or submit a privacy request to us at:
13. Additional Information for California Residents
Below, we provide information, as required under California privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), which requires that we provide California residents certain specific information about how we handle their personal information, whether collected online or offline. This section does not address or apply to our handling of publicly available information made lawfully available by state or federal governments or other personal information that is subject to an exemption under the CCPA.
Categories of Personal Information We Collect and Disclose. Our collection, use and disclosure of personal information about a California resident will vary depending upon the circumstances and nature of our interactions or relationship with such resident. We may collect personal information from the following sources:
· Our affiliates and subsidiaries
· Third-party platforms
· Third-party sites and services
· Ad networks
· Analytics providers
· Social networks
· Internet service providers
· Operating systems and platforms
· Our vendors and service providers
The table below sets out generally the categories of personal information (as defined by the CCPA) about California residents that we collect, sell, and disclose to others for a business purpose. We collect and disclose this personal information for the purposes described in Section 2 and Section 3 of this Policy. We do not sell the personal information of California residents.
Personal Information Collected
Categories: Customer Records
Uses: Includes your account and profile information and customer records that contain personal information, such as username, name, demographics and other characteristics or descriptions, email, address, telephone number, and other contact information, account credentials, communications preferences, billing and payment information, customer service and support tickets and records), and other information individuals provide us in order to register for, access or purchase our Services.
Categories of Third Parties to Whom We May Disclose this Information: None.
Categories: Usage Data
Uses: Includes browsing history, clickstream data, search history, access logs, information regarding your interactions with our websites, mobile apps and other Services and our marketing emails and online ads, and other and other usage data related to your use of the Services, such as language and preferences, in-game purchases, game-play statistics, scores, persona, achievements, rankings, time spent playing, click paths, game profile, preferences and friends, as well as your comments, posts and interactions in forums and communities.
Categories of Third Parties to Whom We May Disclose this Information: None.
Uses: Includes inferences drawn from other personal information that we collect to create a profile based on your account and activities, that reflect your preferences, characteristics, behavior, attitude and abilities related to the Services.
Categories of Third Parties to Whom We May Disclose this Information: None.
California Residents' Rights. California law grants California residents certain rights and imposes restrictions on particular business practices as set forth below.
Do-Not-Sell. California residents have the right to opt-out of our sale of their personal information. We do not sell personal information about Californi residents. Requests to Delete. Subject to certain exceptions, California residents have the right to, at no charge, request deletion of their personal information that we have collected about them and to have such personal information deleted, except where an exemption applies.
Request to Know. California residents have the right to request and, subject to certain exemptions, receive a copy of the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about them in the prior 12 months and to have this delivered, free of charge, either (a) by mail or (b) electronically in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily useable format that allows the individual to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance. California residents also have the right to request that we provide them certain information about how we have handled their personal information in the prior 12 months, including the:
· categories of personal information collected;
· categories of sources of personal information;
· business and/or commercial purposes for collecting and selling their personal information;
· categories of third parties/with whom we have disclosed or shared their personal information;
· categories of personal information that we have disclosed or shared with a third party for a business purpose; and
· categories of third parties to whom the residents’ personal information has been sold and the specific categories of personal information sold to each category of third party.
· California residents may make a Request to Know up to twice every 12 months.
Submitting Requests to Know and Delete. Requests to Know and Requests to Delete may be submitted online or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you submit a request to know or a request to delete, we will take steps to verify your request by matching the information provided by you with the information we have in our records. You must complete all required fields on our webform (or otherwise provide us with this information via the above email address) and verify your access to the registered email address for your account, in order to verify your request. In some cases, we may request additional information in order to verify your request or where necessary to process your request. If we are unable to adequately verify a request, we will notify the requestor. Authorized agents may initiate a request on behalf of another individual by contacting us in writing at the contact information set forth above, in Section 13. Contact Details; authorized agents will be required to provide proof of their authorization and we may also require that the relevant consumer directly verify their identity and the authority of the authorized agent. We will respond to verifiable requests received from California residents as required by law.
Right to Non-Discrimination. The CCPA prohibits discrimination against California residents for exercising their rights under the CCPA. Discrimination may exist where a business denies or provides a different level or quality of goods or services, or charges (or suggests that it will charge) different prices, rates, or penalties on residents who exercise their CCPA rights, unless doing so is reasonably related to the value provided to the business by the residents' data.
Financial Incentives. California residents have the right to be notified of any financial incentives offers and their material terms, the right to opt-out of such incentives at any time and may not be included in such incentives without their prior informed opt-in consent. Where we offer any financial incentives under the CCPA, we will notify you in advance of the material terms of such incentives and your related rights, before we obtain your consent to such incentives.
For more information about our privacy practices, you may contact us as set forth above, in Section 12.